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    @Faithandhopelove enjoy seeing big bubba today. Your strength is amazing xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by faithandhopellove View Post
    Wow @Bongley that sounds quite stressful. Good, but stressful! I am thinking about our empty second cot and half revisiting in my mind what we will do if we decide to go for a second bub. Kind of weird when I am sitting here with a big round belly but DH admitted he has been thinking about it too. My FS actually told us after our 5th cycle that the wait for a donor in Aus could be up to 3 years. I think it was just ignorance on his part (or maybe he was just trying to get more money out of us for another OE cycle!) but that's when we looked at OS options as our plan B. Still I'm not sure if I could do the EDA thing. I am actually quite shy and introverted so would probably be passed over by most people in favour of more gregarious women making lots of contacts. Hmm. Pondering.

    You just never know what a potential donor might be looking for though hon. I mean, as a potential recipient I can see huge variations of how people post up their ads, and not all of them will appeal to every donor. There could well be a nice person out there thinking "Wow, all these ladies are so overwhelmingly confident, I wish there was someone more down to earth here that I could help!"

    You just never know. That's why I don't put on any airs and graces in my posts. I am what I am, and I'm hoping someone will see past my slightly dry sense of humour and see the good person behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @Blossom74 We saw each other around the forum and then she emailed me and we chatted for a few weeks then went to a meet up, chatted for 90 mins and she made me an offer there and then! She was just very nice and we have lots in common and she seemed really reliable and sensible, good health history, mental and physical. We became facebook friends too so you can see a bit of their life through that. She is geographically close but not too close, wanted the same level of contact (pretty much just facebook updates and the occasional meetup) I was worried about her young age and the fact that she doesn't want kids but that faded away when I met her and her partner. Her first recipient actually got UTD (2nd transfer) as we were cycling so that was a relief too.

    You really lucked out I reckon - to meet such a lovely person that you can have some sort of relationship afterwards is the ideal for us. Not that we want to constantly in contact, but to be able to go back and say "Hey, do you have a history of xxx in your family? Oh, and by the way, xxx started walking today - here's a pic!" would be really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @faithandhopellove Well, yeah the more active you are the better. If you can express yourself well online, (which you obviously do!) then you have a great chance. I told myself I'd give EDA 6 months and if that didn't work I'd do Cape Town. However I know 6 months is 6 months too long for most of us over 40s!

    That's actually a fab way of looking at it. I might have a chat to DH and see if he'll get on board with that. I might give local ED a go for say, a year, and then take SA as a backup

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity888 View Post
    @Faithandhopelove enjoy seeing big bubba today. Your strength is amazing xx


    Hey @Infinity, have you had your procedure yet? How did you go hon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    You really lucked out I reckon - to meet such a lovely person that you can have some sort of relationship afterwards is the ideal for us. Not that we want to constantly in contact, but to be able to go back and say "Hey, do you have a history of xxx in your family? Oh, and by the way, xxx started walking today - here's a pic!" would be really nice.
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    Well, I think that is what EDA is ideal for (and facebook!) Although I have seen a few donors post (on the EDA FB page) that they pretty much want to remain as anonymous as possible and are worried that it would put off recipients, which I think is a bit cray cray as I think there are lots of recipients that want minimal contact, they just want the donor conceived child to be able to access their genetic history......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @Blossom74
    Well, I think that is what EDA is ideal for (and facebook!) Although I have seen a few donors post (on the EDA FB page) that they pretty much want to remain as anonymous as possible and are worried that it would put off recipients, which I think is a bit cray cray as I think there are lots of recipients that want minimal contact, they just want the donor conceived child to be able to access their genetic history......

    Yes, well our ad (once approved) actually states that we would be happy with either photos/milestone reports or no contact afterwards should the donor prefer that. It's not make or break but it would be nice to have something - even if it's just sending them a Christmas card each year. It is such a huge thing to go through for someone - physically and emotionally - and I would certainly feel endebted to our donor in that respect. It would be nice to give something back if you know what I mean. Not money - but photos or something would be nice. I hope, if we do find someone to help us, that they would understand the gratitude I would have for them. I cannot even put into words the impact that that sort of gift would have on our lives.

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    @infinity888 Good Luck Luv!!!

    Hope the meds have helped!!😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Yes, well our ad (once approved) actually states that we would be happy with either photos/milestone reports or no contact afterwards should the donor prefer that. It's not make or break but it would be nice to have something - even if it's just sending them a Christmas card each year. It is such a huge thing to go through for someone - physically and emotionally - and I would certainly feel endebted to our donor in that respect. It would be nice to give something back if you know what I mean. Not money - but photos or something would be nice. I hope, if we do find someone to help us, that they would understand the gratitude I would have for them. I cannot even put into words the impact that that sort of gift would have on our lives.
    @Blossom74 No, I got my donor a gift bag of stuff on the day of her EPU and it felt quite pathetic. Thanks for the chance of a child, here, have a scented candle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @Blossom74 No, I got my donor a gift bag of stuff on the day of her EPU and it felt quite pathetic. Thanks for the chance of a child, here, have a scented candle.

    Yes! Exactly! There is no gift good enough!

    Oh well, I hope to have to deal with problem in the near future!

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